This year, the 4th of July is a Sunday, giving us a full weekend to celebrate (and some of us an extra Monday). Whether you have an Independence Day Go-To Plan or you like to switch things up each year, we’re collecting the details for you. To make it easier, we list fireworks displays first and then list celebrations separately by area of the metro.
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Good to Know about july 4th weekend
Where CAN I See Fireworks In 2021?
- ST PAUL: CHS Field– Fireworks after the Saints game. Tickets.
- EDEN PRAIRIE: Sparklefest – Mini Kids Fireworks – No loud booms at this show 6pm-9:45pm.
- BLOOMINGTON: Normandale Lake Park– fireworks at dusk
- HAM LAKE: Ham Lake Lions Park – fireworks at 10pm.
- ST PAUL: CHS Field – Fireworks after the Saints game. Tickets.
STILLWATER: Fireworks Display Cruise via St. Croix River Cruises. 8pm – 11:45pm. Children $20; Adults $30.
- APPLE VALLEY: Johnny Cake Ridge Park East – fireworks at 10pm.
- BLAINE: National Sports Center – fireworks at 10pm.
- CHANHASSEN: City Center Park – fireworks at 10pm.
- COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids Ice Center, fireworks at 10pm.
- EAGAN: 1501 Central Pkwy. – fireworks at 10pm.
- EDEN PRAIRIE: Round Lake Park – fireworks at 10pm.
- EXCELSIOR: South Lake Minnetonka – fireworks at 9:45pm.
- FOREST LAKE: Lakeside Memorial Park – fireworks at 10pm.
- LAKEVILLE: Lakeville North HS – fireworks at 10pm.
- ST LOUIS PARK: Aquila Park – fireworks at dusk.
- MAPLEWOOD: Hazelwood Park – fireworks at dusk.
- ST PAUL: CHS Field – Fireworks after the Saints game. Tickets.
- WHITE BEAR LAKE: Manitou Days Fireworks – Memorial Beach. 8pm-11pm.
- WOODBURY: HealthEast Sports Center – fireworks at 10pm.
- Rain Date: Apple Valley | Johnny Cake Ridge Park East | 10pm
Independence Day Family Fun Events
Minneapolis 4th of july events
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is planning a series of Fourth of July events at multiple neighborhood parks and regional parks throughout the city.
Family activities, including balloon artists. Free. 11am-1pm.
Family activities, including balloon artists and a magician. Free. 4pm-6pm.
Live music. Free. 3pm-6pm.
Family activities, including balloon artists and a magician. Free. 11am-1 pm.
Minneapolis Pops Orchestra from 2pm-3:30pm. Free.
Family activities including balloon artists and kids dance with DJ. Free. 4pm-6pm.
Family activities including balloon artists and kids dance with DJ. Free. 11am-1pm.
st paul 4th of july events
twin cities northwest metro 4th of july events
Held at the National Sports Center. Fireworks start at 10pm. July 4, FREE.
Hosted by Coon Rapids Ice Center. Parade, carnival, music, and fireworks. July 3-4, FREE.
Held at Ham Lake Lions Park. Kids activities, free pulled pork sandwiches, live music, and fireworks at 10pm. July 3, 2021.
Based out of the Hilde Performance Center. Decorate bikes and strollers starting at 10am followed by a parade at 10:30, a magic show at 11, and snacks. July 1, 2021, FREE.
Twin CIties northeast metro 4th of july events
Carnival & entertainment each day; parade Saturday, fireworks on the 4th. July 1-4, 2021.
Held at Hazelwood Park. Fireworks display at dusk this year, activities to return in 2022. July 4, 2021.
Held at Lowell Park. Concert and Civil War cannons. July 4. 2021. 3pm-10pm.
White Bear Lake
Medallion hunt, Chalk My Logo event, Marketfest & farmer’s market, children’s fishing contest, parade, fireworks, beach dance. July 1-11, 2021.
twin cities southeast metro 4th of july events
DJ, music, dancing games, food vendors and play area for kids. 4pm-10pm. Fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2021.
Eagan Community Center festival grounds buzzes with a bike parade, carnival, music and fireworks. July 3-4, 2021, 10am-midnight.
4th of July Kids Parade
Lakeville North High School will host live music, inflatables, temp tattoos, photo booth, and concessions. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2021, 4:30pm-10:30pm.
Hosted by HealthEast Sports Center – Food trucks onsite at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2021.
twin cities southwest metro 4th of july events
Held at Normandale Lake Park. Carnival, live music and fireworks at dusk. July 3, 2021, 5-10pm.
Held at City Center Park. Parade & kiddie parade, carnival, kiddie games, live music and fireworks. July 2-4, 2021.
Held at ROUND LAKE PARK. Friday: 6pm-9:45pm Kids Sparklefest – children’s entertainment, food vendors, mini-fireworks. Saturday: 4pm-9:30pm: Live entertainment, vendors. Sunday: Beach open, food vendors, live music and Fireworks at 10pm. July 2-4, 2021.
Held at Edina City Hall. Parade at 10am, Celebrate “Coming Together” with an hour-long parade featuring veterans, marching bands, floats, horses, musicians, clowns, and more. July 3, 2021.
The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will play a special Independence Day concert starting at 8:30 p.m. at Rosland Park. Arrive early for swimming. The Edina Aquatic Center is open 10am-8pm. July 4, 2021.
Held at EXCELSIOR COMMONS PARK. Morning races, 11 am kids parade, popsicle social and fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2021, 7:30am-10pm.
Saint Louis Park
Held at AQUILA PARK. Concessions, vendors, live music and fireworks. July 4, 2021, 7-10pm.
Held at SHAKOPEE LIONS PARK. Decorate your wheels (trikes, bikes, wagons, etc.) and join this parade. Popsicles and entertainment to follow. FREE, Shop up for staging at 10:30am. July 2, 2021.
Hosted by SANDVENTURE AQUATIC PARK. Special Independence July 4, 2021. Day hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission $5-7/pp.
Kids 8+ and their families can celebrate by making a paracord survival bracelet in 4th of July colors. Then go on a family hike. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. July 3, 2021, 1pm-2pm.
cancelled 4th of july events
This annual Main Street celebration will return in 2022.
EDINA July 4th Fireworks | Rosland Park
Will be back in 2022, but the parade is still on. See above.
Unfortunately, it just got too late for the City to plan for an event this size in 2021. Returning in 2022. In the meantime, MPRB will be planning smaller events at parks throughout the City.
Mill City Museum: Fourth of July Fireworks
Not only is this event dependent on Red, White & Boom, Mill City is one of the few Minnesota Historical Society sites not scheduled to reopen yet.
RICHFIELD: Red, White & Blue Days | Veterans Memorial Park
Community and family focused events that offer something for everyone — Family Night, car show, street dance, parade, music, and fireworks. Back in 2022.
Rosefest Party in the Park | Roseville Central Park
Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 1pm-10pm. Returning in 2022. The June portion of Rosefest will go forward in 2021.
July 4th Fireworks. Fireworks around 10pm at Mcknight Park over Lake Jonathan. July 4. The annual festival has been cancelled.
Farmer’s Fourth of July | Oliver Kelley Farm
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn, visit the spring farm babies, join in 19th-century games such as town ball, sample ice cream and listen to rousing speeches. 2021 TBA.
Historic Fort Snelling: Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the early 1800s way – witness a mock battle, hear the roar of cannon salutes, watch military dress parades, enjoy military fife and drum music, enjoy interactive stations, and try historic games. TBA.